AFAWI´s International Womens Day Conference
The International Women´s Day Conference by AFAWI is planned as an annual event and took first place on March 9th, 2020 on the occasion of the worldwide celebration of the International Women´s Day.
The first conference with the title „Marketqueens – a success story of grassroots governance“ was hosted by AFAWI in Accra, Ghana.
The event in general follows the concept of telling the story of a group of women, whose voices are often unheard in the Ghanaian society. The goal is to highlight the amazing work they are doing, acknowledge their efforts and give them a platform to share their achievements and struggles on their own.
Combined with high-class speakers from all over the world and a diverse audience, we were not only able to speak about social grievances, but more important to encourage and empower each other.
This year we chose the Marketqueens as the targeted group, because the presence of women on the streets and on the markets in Ghana is overwhelming and very unique, compared to other parts of the world. Further they were able to create and organize an impressive business structure on a grassroots level, which is an outstanding example for female progress.
The AFAWI International Women’s Day Conference encourages cooperation, social relations, solidarity and interaction between women and also highly promotes intercultural exchange.
The gained findings are further used to follow up with targeted development work by AFAWI to create an overall sustainable concept.